Sturdy, well built but does not take cards higher ...
Hector Soto, Amazon
12 August 2014
Summary: Sturdy, well built but does not take cards higher than 512 MB, for today standards it is not functional. I returned the item but have not heard from the supplier. I have a nice Pentax Macro lens waiting for a good body.
Summary: I have always been a 35 MM camera guy and Pentax was my brand. I have several lenses, auto and manual and was looking for a Pentax DSLR to use them with. A new camera was out of the question because of the price so I bid and won this great camera.
Summary: I was replacing an old Pentax Spotmatic because of the multiple lenses I own. The 1stD body looked like a great replacement and the used price was reasonable. The only problem was it was advertised as accepting older lenses but didn't hint that a adapter was needed for the screw type lenses.
s\Still the best 6 MP camera for basic still photography. (No Video)
6 April 2013
Summary: I had a Pentax 1st DS as my first DSLR and I loved it. It is MUCH better built and had a significantly brighter finder than the competition. I shoot lots of manual focus long telephoto pictures of birds. Even at 6 MP the Pentax makes beautiful 16 x 20 inch prunts suitable for framing and hanging.
Decent camera, but there are better alternatives these days
25 March 2012
Summary: It's a decent beginner's DSLR, lightweight, good image quality when shooting RAW (JPEG looks a bit over-processed). Takes pretty much any lens, including fully manual M42s (with an adapter), but be aware that KAF3 lenses with the AF driven by a motor in the lens rather than the screw drive in the...
A very good camera. Awesome value for the money and well worth purchasing!
4 November 2011
Summary: I bought this camera for my son, a buddying professional photographer. This camera is a step-down from a Pentax my wife uses in her work and one my son fell in love with. Needless to say, my son is thrilled he has a top-quality product and will do everything he needs it to do, at least at this time...
Summary: I HAVE A PENTAX ME-SUPER CAMERA AND SOME GREAT LENSES (WIDE ANGLE-TELEPHOTO-PORTRAIT) THAT I BOUGHT IN THE 80'S AND HAVE BEEN USING THIS 35MM FILM CAMERA FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. WELL, I WAS COMPLETELY BLOWN AWAY WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT I COULD USE THESE SAME LENSES ON MY NEW PENTAX DIGITAL "IST" CAMERA...